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    Japan’s Self-Defense Forces found a cylindrical item that may be a fragment of the North Korean missile launched earlier on Monday, local media reported.

    TOKYO (Sputnik) – The item was found in the Sea of Japan outside the Japanese exclusive economic zone, the NHK broadcaster reported.

    Earlier in the day, the South Korean Defense Ministry reported about a launch of an unidentified missile by North Korea at 7:36 a.m. local time (22:36 GMT on Sunday), however, later in the day, Japan said that Pyongyang had launched a total of four missiles.

    Although North Korea has not commented on the missile launch yet, last week Pyongyang promised to respond to the South Korean-US military drills, which kicked off on Wednesday.


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